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Posts from Date:   2016-5

Think Different(iation)

by David Yockelson  |  May 25, 2016

I spend quite a bit of time reviewing marketing presentations, pitch decks, web sites, data sheets and other material from technology providers. This past week, one area that has stood out is the providers’ inability to differentiate themselves – and their products and their features – from competitors. Saying that their features are “market leading” doesn’t get the job done […]

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Amazon’s IoT Dash Button – Worlds Are Colliding!

by David Yockelson  |  May 18, 2016

Last week, Amazon announced the availability of a “generic” Dash button. If you’re not familiar with Dash, then either (1) you aren’t reading my blogs enough (incredible!), (2) you don’t shop with or read about Amazon (no way!) or (3) you’ve been too busy spending time away from your computer or smart phone to do either […]

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Regulating Disruption

by David Yockelson  |  May 11, 2016

Amid all the excitement and investment related to digital disruptors – you know, companies like Uber, AirBnB, Yoshi (who?), Filld (what?), Lyft and others – is the spectre of regulation. That’s right, sports fans, whenever there is a disruption of a particular industry or way of doing things, whether you are considering joining the “gig […]

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Data Discussions Daunt Digital Disruption

by David Yockelson  |  May 11, 2016

Over the last few weeks, there have been several items in the news that mark an increasing trend about data ownership and usage amid the internet of things (IoT) explosion. Essentially, digital or algorithmic business demands that participants “digitalize” their processes and information, thus creating the ability to apply rules (algorithms) to different facets of their businesses […]

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It took a month to buy Gatorade? That makes me…happy.

by David Yockelson  |  May 4, 2016

On April 1 of this year, I ordered a Dash button from Amazon. I did so because I wanted Gatorade — blue Gatorade, to be exact. I am a triathlete, my daughter plays soccer and we both drink a LOT of blue Gatorade. Today, on May 4, I received my case of Gatorade. Did I […]

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